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YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center’s youth classes and programs are great for kids that love to learn about nature and the outdoors. Our environmental education programs range from formal classes to summer camps and informal weekly “nature play” programs.

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June 2018

Camp Wildflower: Soil, It’s Alive!

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 29, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Campers get their hands dirty learning what soil is made of and what lives in it! Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 4 - July 27. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and other sessions.…

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Sprouts

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Nature Nights: Water

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Young boy at the Wildflower Center

Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology.

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Nature Play Hour

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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July 2018

Camp Wildflower: The Aquatic World

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 6, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Campers learn about and how to conserve and protect water, a vital resource for all living things!

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Camp Wildflower: Pollinators to the Rescue

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 13, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Kids wearing insect masks

From invasive species to beneficial insects, campers learn that some organisms help each other while others can hurt their surrounding environments.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Trackers

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower heading out for a walk.

Campers become detectives this week as they investigate the natural world using microscopes, nets and all the senses to interpret clues left by plants and animals!

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Camp Wildflower: Have to Have a Habitat

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Children learning about how to construct shelter made of bamboo at Camp Wildflower.

Who lives here? Campers will trek through the gardens to discover firsthand what makes for a successful habitat. Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 4 - July 27. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and…

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Lady Bird Day

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free
Lady Bird Johnson

In July, we honor our founder and "Environmental First Lady" Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, special exhibits and activities for all ages.

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips

Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience